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Brookhaven Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter dedicated to helping homeless pets. Animal control officers respond to calls and pick up lost and stray dogs and sick and injured stray cats seven days each week. These animals are brought back to the shelter where every attempt is made to locate the owner.
Brookhaven Animal Shelter also offers a food pantry to the community. This resource is designed to assist struggling families, keeping the family united by providing pet food to qualifying applicants living in the Town of Brookhaven. The program has given temporary assistance to many families allowing them and their pets to stay together.
As a service to the community, Brookhaven Animal Shelter offers free spay/neuter surgery to community members working with feral cat colonies. Free spay/neuter surgery is also provided to all Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes.
Brookhaven Animal Shelter’s furry friends can’t wait to meet you.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, microchipping, 3-in-1 vaccination for cats, and influenza vaccination for dogs.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.